Dubbed gold hydrogen, it is naturally found deep in the Earth and has previously been unattainable however new subsurface biomanufacturing techniques created by Cemvita could permit this resource to be obtained.

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With the potential to revitalise thousands of depleted, abandoned oil and gas reservoirs around the US, the extraction techniques combine existing infrastructure with cutting-edge microbiology to scale clean energy solutions quickly while creating new revenue streams for heavy industry companies.

The Gold Hydrogen programme contains global players from the hydrogen industry including Cemvita Factory, Chart Industries, EXP, and the Center for Houston’s Future.

Through the Gold Hydrogen Program, member companies collaborate to generate gold hydrogen cleanly, efficiently, and at scale to meet rising global demand.

Moji Karimi, CEO of Cemvita Factory, said, “Gold Hydrogen presents a unique opportunity for innovative companies to serve and thrive in the transition to a clean economy.

“Replete with assets and infrastructure, skilled workforces, and global footprints, these companies can be leaders at a time when ambitious climate action is dramatically increasing demand for energy, resources, and minerals.

“But this will not be possible without scalable innovations to rapidly reduce the carbon footprint of operations.”

Jill Evanko, CEO of Chart Industries, said, “We continue to believe that innovation and collaboration are critical to the future of hydrogen and the accomplishment of private and public carbon emission reduction goals.

“Cemvita has a unique approach to this, and we are pleased to partner with another application that is likely to utilise Chart hydrogen and cryogenic equipment.”

Brett Perlman, CEO of the Center for Houston’s Future, said, “Cemvita Factory’s work on building an alliance to commercialise Gold Hydrogen and to transform heavy industries for a net-zero economy shows how Houston companies can lead in low-carbon energy innovation.

“The Center is creating a coalition of stakeholders, including Cemvita and its partners, committed to developing the Houston region as a clean hydrogen hub. Cemvita’s work illustrates how Houston’s deep energy industry expertise can drive this effort.”

Making hydrogen happen

This March, H2 View will explore A Climate for Action and Investment in Europe in an immersive virtual event that features some of the leading stakeholders and influencers in hydrogen, including a Women in Green Hydrogen panel.

Confirmed speakers include the Hydrogen Europe, Clean Hydrogen Partnership, FiveT Hydrogen, Airbus, Nel, BMW, Michelin and more.

Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.

To book your ticket for €79, click here.